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Amsterdam Central Railway Station

(Station Amsterdam Centraal)
Train Station
Stadsdeel Centrum, Amsterdam
  • Frank L.
    "Best coffee you'll find at the station is at Julia's, NOT Starbucks."(19 Tips)
    azade b.
    "Beautiful architecture, free wifi and good information center."(21 Tips)
    Carl G.
    "Great architecture and good connections across Europe."(6 Tips)
    "Best coffee you can get here is at shakies"(29 Tips)
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  • A H.
    A HazetSeptember 14, 2016
    When classic & modern meet; beautiful building with a eficient service of an integrated train system including thalys bullet train; city trams & ferries; walking distance to the amsterdam central
    Upvoted 12 hours ago
  • Kaushikkumar S.
    Kaushikkumar ShahAugust 16, 2016
    Luggage lockers facility, live all the time, wide verity of foods, super store for all the travellers needs. Good information centre n wide connections
    Upvoted 15 hours ago
  • Yiannis P.
    Yiannis PapasavvasMarch 24, 2015
    What a great place to take a train or just watch the world go by. Free wifi, decent coffee and food for a train station. Excellent exterior for photography and thousands of bicycles parked outside!
    Upvoted 3 days ago
  • Anne H.
    Anne HesselmanAugust 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Forget all the fast food choices and treat yourself instead with a nice book or another nice gift that will nourish your body/mind. And have a beautiful day exploring wild and wonderful Amsterdam!
    Upvoted Aug 27
  • Rewan P.
    Rewan PartiAugust 27, 2014
    Is a beautiful historic building. All tram run from central station and are very convenient. If you are a tourist take an unlimited pass and make sure you check out when you leave the tram.
    Upvoted 1 day ago
  • Thomas v.
    Thomas van VlietJuly 16, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the best railway stations around. Nice collection of shops and restaurants these days! If you have to wait some time, why not take the free ferry across Het Ij?
    Upvoted 5 days ago
  • Tanya G.
    Tanya GSeptember 4, 2016
    If you came early enjoy a coffee and sweets in Grand Cafe 1e Klas. Once a waiting room for the 1st class passengers today it's a beautiful art nouveau cafe with authentic athmosphere.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Sue G.
    Sue GeorgeMarch 16
    Great station and everything is in English so it’s easy to get from a to b with connecting trains to Paris London or Frankfurt with Starbucks open all night I think . Free wifi
    Upvoted 1 day ago
  • Mel
    MelMay 1
    You can go everywhere from here, easy , nice location, just walking from the amsterdam city center
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Aran R.
    Aran RodríguezAugust 17, 2016
    This tran station is really beautiful and photogenic. Trams depart and arrive at the front, and busses arrive and depart from the back of the station. Its really close to attractions and restaurants.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Loda
    LodaDecember 30, 2016
    If u r taking the train to brussels bring ur snacks before u get into the train. What they have is a guy with a bag after the 5th stop. Also, becarful, its 15b which is in the back after letter G
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Russian Railways
    Russian RailwaysOctober 10, 2012
    Welcome to the Amsterdam central station. In order to build it, the construction workers had to put up three artificial islands that stand on 8687 wooden piles that are dug into sand.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Adam N.
    Adam NowekJanuary 15, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    Renovations are finally starting to pay off. Plenty of new stores and food options (go to the Julia's at the very back of the station on the IJ-zijde; there's plenty of seats).
  • Bas d.
    Bas de Maat2 weeks ago
    Been here 50+ times
    Beautiful trainstation. Originally built on an island.
    Upvoted 5 days ago
  • VRS teja
    VRS tejaSeptember 4, 2014
    if you have time, you can quickly leave your luggage at the cloakroom & go out take a left & head straight for bars,street food & the red light is all at the corner.
  • Yvvvv
    YvvvvJanuary 18, 2015
    It's getting real fashionable in here, nice stores good food and drinks there is a Starbucks a Hema, 3 Albert Heijn grocery stores and a lot more if u have time just make a stroll :)
  • The Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign
    Central Station is where everything and everyone in and out of Amsterdam come together, to continue their journeys in all different directions. Stop by Beurs van Berlage and see it glow in pink!
  • Ahmad Z.
    Ahmad ZakriJanuary 30, 2015
    Buy the GVB daily pass opposite the entrance of Centraal. Unlimited use for trams, metros and other things.
  • Random H.
    Random HumanMarch 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Dutch learning tip: pick up one of the dailies at the entrance (metro, spits) and make a point of trying to read a little bit every day. #itWorks!
  • azade b.
    azade badieeJuly 8, 2015
    Beautiful architecture, free wifi and good information center. If you are a foreigner and want to charge your OVA card, you better have some coins with you.
  • Ryuga
    RyugaJune 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    For €2.75 you can get a healthy, yummy bacon-chicken sandwich (bruin broodje kip) at HEMA. Well, bacon is not thát healthy but, whatever, it's f***ing good!
  • Pim T.
    Pim TTOctober 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    All food is available. Just look at platform 1: the old wooden station wall with luxury waiting halls is still there and it looks amazing.
  • Jen
    JenJanuary 22, 2017
    Very busy station but it's stunning to look at from outside and has everything you could ever need retail wise! Friendly staff too!
  • Walter B.
    Walter BMay 3, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Have some minutes time and don't want to spend much? Try the 'Albert Heijn' supermarket opposite the station. Take the west exit, close to the taxi stand and cycle flat, cross the bridge and look righ
  • Edwulf
    EdwulfJanuary 23, 2017
    Easy to understand and follow, there are automatic machine that sells you tickets. If you are going to airport buy your ticket in advance
  • Shaun W.
    Shaun WestonApril 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    A beautiful building with a funky clock face that we think shows wind direction. Inside the station, it's like hell on Earth and people walk about with no regard for others. Good luck!
  • Trouwvrouw
    TrouwvrouwNovember 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Of you have time, visit the Double Tree by Hilton, next to the station. They have a skylounge with a spectacular view over Amsterdam!
  • Freddy D.
    Freddy DeTomatoJanuary 21, 2015
    Free WiFi variety of shops and bars and fast food...don't leave Amsterdam without having tried whatever food inspires you from the little windows!!!
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SchramOctober 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Take a look at the front of the building. Lovely and meaningful architecture here, going back to the times of slavery and the discovery of spices, tea, and coffee.
  • Guille M.
    Guille MartínNovember 25, 2014
    It is undoubtedly a symbol of Amsterdam. It's definitely my second city, I feel at home.
  • Rafi S.
    Rafi SyedJune 19, 2012
    You need COLD, HARD euro cash to buy an international train ticket here. Unless you have a fancy credit card with a chip, which, for whatever reason, US cards don't have.
  • Thomas M.
    Thomas MeijerSeptember 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Welcome in Amsterdam, one of the prettiest cities in Holland. Go to the Starbucks on the second platform, their terrace view looks over the station
  • Dennis J.
    Dennis JanssenJuly 3, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The very best restaurant near Amsterdam CS: please walk over to Vermeer. Great dishes by Chris Naylor and the nr 1 sommelier in the Netherlands, Simon Veldman. Best hospitality by Niek and Erwin! Read more
  • SherylCT
    SherylCTJuly 30, 2013
    Great train station to get in and out of. Super easy and conveniently located to a lot of other sites to check out.
  • Laura M.
    Laura MJanuary 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Unlike on the left- and righthand exit of the station, the main exit does not have check-out gates for your public transp. chipcard. Remember to check out at the small pole's yourself!
  • Bart D.
    Bart De MaertelaereSeptember 20, 2014
    The best starting point for a wander through the city. Put the map away and just stroll, away from the beaten paths.
  • Chris R.
    Go places, follow me for vegetarian tips across Europe and beyond.
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • Robin
    RobinAugust 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Amsterdam Centraal is the largest railway station of Amsterdam. Used by 260000 passengers a day, it is the second-busiest railway station and the most visited national heritage site of the Netherlands
  • Dirk B.
    Dirk BreedveldSeptember 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Buy a OVchipkaart And load it with credits for publictransport instead of buying single tickets; easier and useable in the hole of the Netherlands. Looking for a daytrip? Consider Texel.
  • Rakan M.
    Rakan MuhammadSeptember 1
    If you want to go to airport or to other city all departure from this station ⚡️
    Upvoted Sep 3
  • Adam N.
    Adam NowekApril 9, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    You can eat fairly well here at Julia's or the ubiquitous döner places. Try out the piano in the main hallway.
  • kumi m.
    kumi monsterApril 20, 2010
    Got the time & a little cash? Upgrade to 1st class if you're on NSHispeed for access to the lounge. Internet isn't free but beer, wine, soda, tea, coffee is. It's worth the calm & comfort sometimes.
  • John B.
    John BarnhamFebruary 14, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    This is the most magnificent station which welcomes you to a wonderful city. It is quite stunning.
  • Martin O.
    Martin OplockýAugust 3, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    If you want travel between cities with your ov chipkaart, remember that you must have a deposit 20 euros + price for journey on your card !
  • Francesco d.
    Francesco de FrancescoSeptember 7, 2014
    Very important step for my various work travel. I' a chef cook, so I travel each day for cooking in private house (http://www.frachef.com)
  • Dominique D.
    Dominique DeckersAugust 2, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the Ventil single shot hazelnut late @Starbucks or a Mango cream based frap. Both are yummy ;-)
  • Frank L.
    Frank LichtAugust 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best coffee you'll find at the station is at Julia's, NOT Starbucks. Fairly priced too. Try it ;)
  • Valentin C.
    Valentin CalommeFebruary 5, 2015
    Very well located. Clean and many stores and food places inside
  • marcio a.
    marcio andradeFebruary 18, 2011
    Never take a taxi to the AirPort. It can cost up to $75 euros. The train is the best option always!!!
  • Tré S.
    Tré SweeneySeptember 1, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Starbucks has a new location....check them out at Platform 2, and make sure to try their Soy Chai Tea Latte.
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